This is a guide to Dante, a boss in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PS4. Read on to know how to beat Dante, Dante's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!
|Dante (1st Encounter)||Dante (2nd Encounter)||How to Get Dante|
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To fight Dante, you must have played the Maniax Version of the game. It's DLC content that adds him, several optional bosses, and a new dungeon required for a certain ending!
|Required Game Version||Maniax Pack DLC|
|Recommended Magatama||Kamudo Magatama|
|Recommended Level||23 or higher|
|None, but using both Phys and Magic skills can go a long way.|
Dante does not have any Elemental weaknesses, however, you can still utilize both Phys and Magic attacks to inflict damage onto him.
|Void||Light and Dark Instakill, Ailments|
|Phys and Magic||Phys and Magic||Support Skills||Provoke and Holy Star|
Dante will utilize Phys attacks, some cannot be dodged, likewise, he has a buff called Provoke that will boost his Phys attacks and drastically decrease your party's defense. He will also Void Light, Dark, and any type of Ailment skill, so don't use them as it will not be fruitful.
While Dante can resist both Phys and Magic attacks, he is not totally immune to them. Buff your attacks beforehand, and always dedicate a turn to debuff him to inflict more damage. However, do not overinvest in debuffing Dante as he possesses Holy Star that can cancel out all debuffs on a single turn.
|Best Demons to Use|
Dante possesses Holy Star that can cancel out all debuffs on a single turn. It is fine to debuff Dante but you shouldn't overinvest or he will simply cancel all debuffs out in a single turn.
Use a buff like Focus or Tarukaja before using a Phys attack. This allows you to maximize your Phys Attack's damage output in the short turns you get.
Use a buff like Makakaja before using a Magic skill. This allows you to maximize your Magic Attack's damage output in the short turns you get.
Dante has a buff called Provoke that will boost his Phys attacks and drastically decrease your party's defense, and multi-target Physical attacks called Rebellion and Bullet Time that cannot be dodged. Use a skill like Rakukaja to raise your party's defense and minimize the damage you take.
While Dante can resist Phys attacks, he is not totally immune to them, so don't hesitate to use Phys attacks on him.
Dante Voids Light, Dark, and Ailments skills, but be comfortable using other elemental Magic attacks as Dante cannot block or counter these.
Dante relies on Phys Attacks, so we highly recommend bringing along demons that can block Phys.
Summon demons that have Dia or Media so your party can restore HP as you move along the battle. This will be ideal especially in situations wherein you have no available Recovery items on hand.
Kamudo Magatama will boost Strength, which will increase your Phys Attack’s damage output, and it will also boost Vitality which will increase your HP, helping you stay longer in this fight.
|Specter (2nd Encounter)||Girimekhala|
|Sakahagi||Specter (3rd Encounter)|
|Albion and Zoas||Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel|
|Thor (2nd Encounter)||Baal|
|White Rider||Red Rider|
|Black Rider||Pale Rider|
|Dante (2nd Encounter)||Mother Harlot|
|Koppa Tengu and Incubus||Naga|
How to Beat Dante: Dante Weakness and Strategies (Ikebukuro Encounter)
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